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Camp Kef

Wynnewood, PA • Established 1973

Camp Kef Details

45 Haverford Rd
Wynnewood, PA 19096


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Affiliated with Kevy & Teddy Kaiserman JCC

Day Camp

Our camp has a special needs inclusion program in which children are mainstreamed.

Session Lengths: 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 3 Weeks, 4 Weeks, 5 Weeks, 6 Weeks, 7 Weeks, 8 Weeks

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The Camp Kef Story

At Camp Kef, there’s fun for all ages! Our youngest campers (infant-4years old) are introduced to the enjoyment of summer camp in a safe and nurturing environment. Under the supervision of caring, qualified preschool teachers and specialists, our campers are able to experience a wide variety of social, recreational, creative, and engaging activities that are specifically designed for this age group and developmental levels. K’TonTon campers are based in preschool classrooms where they store their belongings, eat lunch, snack, change and rest. Activities are led by trained specialists so that the role of the counselors is to focus on the children. Campers in this division also enjoy water play and instructional swim. Our goal is to help every camper acclimate to the water and become water safe. Kadimah children (5-7 years old) continue their camp journey with a wide assortment of process-oriented, age- appropriate activities and special programs designed to expose the children to as many new things as possible as well as encourage them to think individually and work cooperatively with others. Our dynamic staff of counselors and specialists enhances the camp experience by working hand in hand with each camper ensuring his/her safety and well being while also creating “kef”. As campers grow they gain independence and in Gesher (8-9 years old), our campers combine traditional camp to selected camp activities, special trips, unique unit programming and exciting events. Our friendly staff of counselors and specialists guide campers and help them develop their interests while also creating a fun, safe, environment where children can learn, grow and make lasting friendships. The 5th and 6th graders in Keshet get the best that camp has to offer with weekly intensive arts and sports options as well as traditional camp activities, field trips, and special unit programming. The goal of this division is to whet campers’ appetites for learning new things while providing stimulating, challenging and fun opportunities to grow as individuals and within groups. Our “artist/athlete in residence” program offers campers the chance to pick activities based on what they are interested in trying. Each week, campers choose either a sport or art activity, taught by local coaches and artists, and are given the opportunity to develop skills, practice and play. Our oldest campers in Chalutzim (7th – 9th grade) get to experience all the challenges and fun of day camp with stimulating camper activities. Each day provides opportunities to work with younger children and their counselors. The Chalutzim program consists of hands-on experience in child development, conflict resolution and proper supervision techniques while the rest of the day is filled with traditional and special age-appropriate activities and programming as well as mitzvah projects and community service.

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